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Obama Administration launches Food Safety Working Group website

Responding to President Barack Obama's directive to upgrade the nation's food safety system, the White House Food Safety Working Group--led by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius--launched a website to provide information about the group's activities and progress.

"The Working Group will be an important tool for gathering ideas as to how we can strengthen the food safety system to be more accountable and accessible to the public it protects, flexible enough to quickly resolve new safety challenges that emerge, and able to meet the robust needs of our rapidly changing world," said Vilsack.

"Families have enough to worry about. You shouldn't have to wonder if the food you buy at the grocery store is safe," said Sebelius. "Our Working Group is working hard to modernize our food safety system and protect the American people. The website will help ensure all Americans can share their thoughts and contribute to this important process."

The website, www.foodsafetyworkinggroup.gov will be an important resource for people who want to learn about the current food safety network as well as stakeholders and organizations which are working to upgrade America's food safety system for the 21st century.

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